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INTRODUCTION
Gina: Hi everyone, I’m Gina.
Hala: And I’m Hala!
Gina: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Arabic Vocabulary, Lesson 5! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food and Drink. These are five popular Sweets and desserts in the Arab world. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at ArabicPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gina: Hala, what’s our first word?
Hala: بسبوسة
Gina: Basbusa, a type of cake
Hala: (slow) بسبوسة (regular) بسبوسة
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: بسبوسة
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Basbusa is made from semolina, soaked in a sugar syrup, and then usually topped with almonds. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) البَسبوسَة يُطلَقُ عَلَيْها "هَريسَة" في المَغرِب و الاِسكَندَرِيَّة و الأُردُن.
Gina: Basbusa is sometimes called Harissa in Morocco, Alexandria and Jordan.
Hala: (slow) البَسبوسَة يُطلَقُ عَلَيْها "هَريسَة" في المَغرِب و الاِسكَندَرِيَّة و الأُردُن.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: كعك
Gina: Kahk, a shortbread biscuit covered with sugar icing
Hala: (slow) كعك (regular) كعك
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: كعك
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Kahk is a shortbread biscuit covered with sugar icing, which can be stuffed with walnuts or dates or just served plain. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الكَعكُ حَلوَى تَقليدِيَّة تُقَدَّمُ عادَةً في عيد الفِطر في مِصر.
Gina: Kahk is a traditional sweet dish served most commonly during Breakfast Feast in Egypt
Hala: (slow) الكَعكُ حَلوَى تَقليدِيَّة تُقَدَّمُ عادَةً في عيد الفِطر في مِصر.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: كنافة
Gina: Kanafeh, a dish of batter fingers
Hala: (slow) كنافة (regular) كنافة
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: كنافة
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Kanafeh is a dish of batter "fingers" fried on a hot grill and stuffed with nuts (usually pistachios), meats, heavy whipped cream or sweets. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) الكُنافَة طَبَق حُلو فَلَسطيني مَصنوع مِن مُعَجَّنات رَقيقَة.
Gina: Kanafeh is a Palestinian sweet made of very fine vermicelli-like pastry.
Hala: (slow) الكُنافَة طَبَق حُلو فَلَسطيني مَصنوع مِن مُعَجَّنات رَقيقَة.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Hala: قطايف
Gina: Qatayef, a type of sweet crepe
Hala: (slow) قطايف (regular) قطايف
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: قطايف
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Qatayef is a type of sweet crêpe that is filled with cheese or nuts. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) القَطايِف طَبَق حُلو خاص بِالمُسلِمين في شَهر رَمَضان.
Gina: Qatayef is a dessert reserved for the Muslim holiday of Ramadan
Hala: (slow) القَطايِف طَبَق حُلو خاص بِالمُسلِمين في شَهر رَمَضان.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Hala: أم علي
Gina: Umm Ali, a hot raisin cake soaked in milk
Hala: (slow) أم علي (regular) أم علي
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Hala: أم علي
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Umm Ali is a raisin cake that is soaked in milk and served hot. Some people like to add sprinkled coconut on top. -
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Hala: (normal) أُم عَلي طَبَق تَقليدي مِصري.
Gina: Umm Ali is a national dish of Egypt.
Hala: (slow) أُم عَلي طَبَق تَقليدي مِصري.
QUIZ
Gina: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Hala will give you the Arabic – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Hala: بسبوسة
[pause]Gina: Basbusa, a type of cake
Hala: كعك
[pause]Gina: Kahk, a shortbread biscuit covered with sugar icing
Hala: كنافة
[pause]Gina: Kanafeh, a dish of batter fingers
Hala: قطايف
[pause]Gina: Qatayef, a type of sweet crepe
Hala: أم علي
[pause]Gina: Umm Ali, a hot raisin cake soaked in milk

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five Sweets and desserts in the Arab world! We have more vocab lists available at ArabicPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Hala: Bye.
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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Do you like sweets and desserts? What’s your favorite one?

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Thursday at 02:55 PM
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Hi Craig,


Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.

We are always positive in receiving constructive criticism, so I will forward your thoughts to the correspondent team who take decisions about how to design our future lessons.


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Mélanie

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Craig
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I think the lessons in this culture series would be greatly improved with pictures.

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Hi Jannah,


Oh! Mamool is one of my favorites too :D! Especially with milk tea or coffee!


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Jannah
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:smile:mamool is one of my favorites.

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Hi Daniel,


Thanks for the suggestion. That's a good idea! I will forward your thoughts to the correspondent team who take decisions about how to design our future lessons and the structure of our website.


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Paloma

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Daniel
Sunday at 02:56 AM
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I love sweets and desserts. There are great arabic bakeries in Malmö, Sweden. Would it be possible to insert pictures of the different sweets you present in this podcast?


Daniel